[openssl-users] OpenSSL 1.0.1q build fails on RS6000, SunSparc and HPIA

Michael Wojcik Michael.Wojcik at microfocus.com
Mon Jan 4 14:39:01 UTC 2016

> From: openssl-users [mailto:openssl-users-bounces at openssl.org] On Behalf
> Of Aaron
> Sent: Monday, January 04, 2016 02:47
> However building 1.0.1q on RS6000, SunSparc and HPIA still fails becasue
> 'make depend' doesn't work on these platforms at all.
> Take RS6000 as an example, the following is the output of 'make depend'.
> $ pwd
> /rahav_ocsdev/qun/OpenSSL/openssl-1.0.1q
> $ make depend
> making depend in crypto...
> make[1]: Entering directory
> `/rahav_ocsdev/qun/OpenSSL/openssl-1.0.1q/crypto'
> ../util/domd[30]: makedepend:  not found

makedepend is a prerequisite for building OpenSSL. Yes, it would be nice if the INSTALL file, or the README, or the FAQ, mentioned this. But makedepend is widely used by open-source software (and by a lot of proprietary software as well).

It's readily available, as a simple Google search will show.

Are you sure your systems don't already have it installed? A typical AIX 6.1 system, for example, will have it in /usr/lpp/X11/bin, as part of the X11.adt.imake LPP, if that LPP is installed. (It's an optional LPP that's included in the AIX installation media, if memory serves.) /usr/bin/X11 is a symlink to /usr/lpp/X11/bin. Is /usr/bin/X11 in your path?

Michael Wojcik
Technology Specialist, Micro Focus

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